Lead Engineer


Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


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If you have ever wanted to be part of the transformation of the energy sector in Australia and play a pivotal role to help our customers shift to renewables, then look no further.

About the Role

An opportunity awaits for a Lead Engineer to join our Development and Future Networks Infrastructure team.

This role involves leading various activities including scoping and estimating for new projects and tenders, responding to technical challenges that arising during the development of new opportunities, development and optimisation of designs and construction support. Reporting to the Engineering Team Lead, the Lead Engineer is responsible to respond to ad-hoc technical requests received from the infrastructure market as well as internal stakeholders. The role will autonomously support business development and client management activities with techno-commercial inputs in the space of electrical substation design, construction, and asset management to ensure that all obligations under the governing contracts are met and that engineering outcomes are delivered on time and to budget.

The Lead Engineer will be pivotal in the ongoing change in energy sector growth and provide guidance to the greater team in technical quality, technical compliance, performance, and value-for-money of all assets in the Contracted Asset Portfolio. The Lead Engineer will also lead, coach and mentor engineering team members, sharing their considerable experience in dealing with project and technical issues to achieve the best outcomes for AusNet Services and its stakeholders.

What you will deliver

  • Provide specialist technical, commercial, asset management and design advice to support AusNet Services growth within the engineering discipline.
  • Independently and autonomously manage the development of; tender and detailed designs, project scope of work, equipment and construction specifications and other project activities including review of work produced by others.
  • Identify opportunities to introduce innovation and new technologies.
  • Lead, coach and mentor personnel within the team sharing knowledge and experience to achieve team and divisional objectives.
  • Assess technical risks and ensure they are managed through design or commercial means
  • Lead in the development and maintenance of engineering standards, to ensure network compliance with legal, technical, regulatory and safety obligations.
  • Represent AusNet Services on technical matters with our clients and partners
  • Evaluate options and make recommendations for complex technical problems requiring inventiveness to depart from or adapt accepted practices and procedures for which it is necessary to modify established guidelines and devise new approaches.

What we like about you

  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering is required.
  • Has 10+ years of experience in a similar role is highly desirable
  • Proven capability in developing conceptual plans into feasible designs and producing high quality design deliverables such as drawings and scope of work including management of budgets and schedules.
  • Considerable knowledge of other engineering disciplines and their impacts on substation design and equipment selection is highly desirable
  • Prior experience across engineering design and construction with the business acumen and ability to meet engineering design excellence.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering projects to time and budget whilst maintaining outstanding customer service and positive customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with project related teams such as project managers, construction contractors, land, environment, and planning.
  • Ability to effectively work independently, solve problems and demonstrate proactivity.
  • A high level of organisational skills and demonstrated effectively handling multiple tasks, setting priorities, managing timeframes and meeting deadlines under pressure is highly desirable
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

If you have queries about the role before you apply, please reach out to [email protected] stating the role title you are enquiring about and our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

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Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, one that fosters belonging, where everyone brings their unique strengths and innovative ideas.

As a company that provides energy services, AusNet and its employees need to comply with government health directions relating to the utility industry and its workers. If your application progresses and you have any questions relating to this please feel free to discuss with the Hiring Manager or TA Consultant.

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